Snapshot
Vintage: 2014
Bottle sizes: 750 ML
Country: Chile
Region: Cachapoal Valley
Appellation: Cachapoal-Andes
Wine type: Red
Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard: Grillos Cantores vineyard in Alto Cachapoal. The vineyard was planted massal selection and the vines are ungrafted and on average 15 years of age.
Orientation: The vineyard is at close to 2,000 feet in altitude.
Soil: The soils are alluvial with a lot of gravel
Viticulture: The vines are trellised to the guyot system.
Vinification: The grapes are destemmed and not crushed. Whole berries are fermented spontaneously (wild yeast) in concrete tanks.
Aging: No oak aging.
Ratings
Publication: Wine advocate
Rating: 90
I also tasted the 2014 Grillos Cantores Cabernet Sauvignon, which felt riper and slightly warmer, rounder and lush, a little evolved; it even felt older than 2013. It's round and soft, but it has quite nice acidity. Better with food. 30,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in November 2015.